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36 Children by Herbert R. Kohl
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Feb 16, 08

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Recommended for: educators and reformers.
Read in September, 2000

36 Children is an account of a teacher in an inner-city HS in the 60's (NYC?), his classroom, and his attempts to reform. This book was not comlex, and the language was not always the best, however, it was moving in its message that there needs to be change, and it begins with one classroom at a time. I read this when I first started teaching in NYC, and it absolutely terrified me how a system is still structured to not allow for the success of young people, and although there are attempts to reform, we still have a long way to go before there is equality in the classroom for all students.
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